This Year's Highlights

Making a trip to Berlin is always worthwhile. And oftentimes, the trip can be especially rewarding –on New Year’s Eve, for example, when hundreds of thousands of visitors welcome the new year at the Brandenburg Gate. And February, too, is especially notable, as this is when famous movie stars make their way down the red carpet for the international film festival Berlinale. And the Easter holidays traditionally see famous opera soloists coming to Berlin for the Festive Days of the Staatsoper. Please find these and other highlights from Berlin’s event calendar in the list below and as a printable version.

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You want musicals? Come to Berlin! We've got: Blue Man Group, Hinterm Horizont and GEFÄHRTEN.

01/01/2014 - 08/31/2015

Yadegar Asisi’s Panorama of divided Berlin portrays an artistically compacted view of the days of the Cold War. Presented here is everyday life set against the...

asisi Panometer Berlin (am Checkpoint Charlie)
09/22/2012 - 03/31/2015
Festival & set of events

Johann Sebastian Bach's son Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach is one of the most important composers of the 18th century. On the occasion of the 300th anniversary of his...

12/15/2013 - 12/31/2014

70 years of rebellion in Warsaw

The exhibition, produced and designed by the museum of the Warsaw Rebellion, shows the history of Warsaw...

Topographie des Terrors
07/30/2014 - 10/26/2014
Festival & set of events

The Berlin concert season is ushered in spectacularly in late summer by this orchestra festival, founded in 2005. This year, the 10th edition of the Musikfest Berlin...

Philharmonie, Haus der Berliner Festspiele u.a.
09/02/2014 - 09/22/2014

Vikings are usually seen as fearsome warriors and conquerors on the high seas that dominated the North and Baltic Seas from the ninth to eleventh centuries. The last...

09/10/2014 - 01/04/2015

Moshe Gershuni (born in 1936, Tel Aviv) is one of the most significant living Israeli artists. His existential oeuvre – a continuous project of more than forty years...

Neue Nationalgalerie
09/13/2014 - 12/31/2014
Festival & set of events

Berlin's arts businesses are once again coordinating Berlin Art Week, 16–21 September 2014. The newly launched Berlin Art Week unites significant art fairs and...

Berlin Art Week - different locations
09/16/2014 - 09/21/2014

Berlin is a city of runners and there are numerous highlights for sports fans in the German capital: every year, the BMW Berlin Marathon attracts around 40,000...

Start: Straße des 17. Juni
09/27/2014 - 09/28/2014
Festival & set of events

The city will become a light show during the light festival "Berlin leuchtet": for 17 days, more than 70 structures in Berlin, including striking building façades,...

Verschiedene Orte
10/02/2014 - 10/19/2014
Festival & set of events

During the Festival of Lights in October, Berlin transforms itself into a city of lights: the Brandenburg Gate, the TV Tower, the Berliner Dom Cathedral, the Funkturm...

Fernsehturm, Brandenburger Tor, Berliner Dom, Olympiastadion und andere Berliner Gebäude und Wahrzeichen
10/10/2014 - 10/19/2014
Festival & set of events

What was launched in 1964 as the Berlin Jazztage lives on as Jazzfest Berlin held every autumn. Along the "mile of jazz" from the “Haus der Berliner Festspiele” to...

Diverse Veranstaltungsorte/ miscellaneous venues in Berlin
10/30/2014 - 11/02/2014

The 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall will come on 9 November 2014. Many special events and exhibitions to commemorate the anniversary...

Fair, procession & parade

Berlin is celebrating New Year’s Eve in style – with around one million visitors gathering at the Brandenburg Gate to welcome in 2015! All the traditional treats are...

Festmeile Brandenburger Tor(bis Siegessäule)
Festival & set of events

International festival of contemporary theatrical dance

01/08/2015 - 01/18/2015
Trade fair & congress


ICC Berlin - Internationales Congress-Centrum Berlin
01/16/2015 - 01/25/2015
Festival & set of events

February in Berlin is traditionally all about film: international stars on the red carpet, enthusiastic fans, film buffs from around the world – and, above all, some...

Berlinale Palast u.a.
02/05/2015 - 02/15/2015
Trade fair & congress


Berlin ExpoCenter City (Messegelände Berlin)
03/04/2015 - 03/08/2015

The Berlin Half Marathon is one of the classic running events held each year in the German capital.

Start: Karl-Marx-Allee
03/29/2015 - 10a.m.
Festival & set of events

The Berliner Theatertreffen is one of the most renowned theatre festivals in the German-speaking countries. Since 1964, ten productions of the current theatre season...

Haus der Berliner Festspiele u.a.
05/01/2015 - 05/17/2015
Festival & set of events

From 25 June – 12 July 2014, the Foreign Affairs summer festival' fourth edition will be showcasing great international theatre from fields where the arts intersect...

Haus der Berliner Festspiele
06/25/2015 - 07/12/2015

Heiko Stang's musical adaptation of Carl Zuckmayer's play "The Captain of Köpenick" takes place at the original site in Köpenick’s Townhall courtyard. Lyrics and...

Rathaus Köpenick(Rathaushof)
06/26/2015 - 08/30/2015

You are invited!
The European Maccabi Games (EMG2015) will take from July 27th until August 5th, 2015, in Berlin. Over 2000 athletes, coaches, team-managers and...

Olympiapark Berlin
07/27/2015 - 08/05/2015
Schloss Charlottenburg (Theaterbau)
08/22/2015 - 11/22/2015

Every year Britzer Garten invites to "Feuerblumen und Klassik Open Air". For the 17th time a programme of classical music, garden art and fireworks display is...

Britzer Garten
08/29/2015 - 07.30p.m.
Fair, procession & parade

Berlin is celebrating New Year’s Eve in style – with around one million visitors gathering at the Brandenburg Gate to welcome in 2015! All the traditional treats are...

Festmeile Brandenburger Tor(bis Siegessäule)
Festival & set of events

For 170 days, the IGA exhibition feautures projects concerning the future of urban parks and green areas (renewable energy sources, urban landscapes, etc.) from April...

IGA-Orte(Gärten der Welt, Wuhletal, Kienberg)
04/13/2017 - 09/30/2017
Festival & set of events

„Perlen der Klassik“ (Pearls of Classic) is the name of a concert series taking place in palaces of Bavaria and Berlin since 1999. The Berlin festival showcases...

Diverse Veranstaltungsorte in Berlin und Potsdam
08/21/2014 - 10/26/2014

Located directly on the water, this romantic, relaxed and comfortable restaurant is decorated with wooden furniture, old lamps and ornate picture frames. Simply put, Freischwimmer is a cool location in Kreuzberg’s Flutgraben area. The restaurant is in a very old building that was once used for renting and repairing boats. The entrance is directly next to Berlin’s oldest gas station. You can sit outdoors during the summer and indoors during the winter.